Another win for the BOR - Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law.
And the gun control house of cards continues to crumble...
A federal judge has thrown out part of Chicago's gun law, ruling that a section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional.
The ruling today came in a lawsuit filed by Shawn Gowder, who claimed his constitutional right to bear arms was violated when he was denied a firearm permit because of a misdemeanor conviction for possessing a gun on a public street. He filed the lawsuit after being denied a permit in 2010.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled that the city's ordinance doesn't adequately define “unlawful use of a weapon,” noting that it can mean different things in different jurisdictions.
Neither of them thinks the Constitution applies to them, except for their version of what it "should" say.
Chicago is struggling to pay its bills, keep the schools open and they keep writing big checks to the other attorneys. The legal bills for McDonald are around $3 million and the meter is still running. I don't know the total for Ezell v. Chicago yet, but that and this one will just go on the tab for the other side's legal costs.
They just keep passing another set of restrictive laws, like the one banning shooting ranges in the city, then requiring passing a test at an approved shooting range to register your gun.
All this while the gangs shoot the city up every weekend. Just last weekend 8 dead, 35 wounded, murders are up 48% over last year.
And Rahm worries about some guy downstate that might carry a concealed weapon to a supermarket outside Peoria.